PCC4U aims to improve the skill and confidence of the health workforce to work with people with palliative care needs by promoting the integration of palliative care training within all health undergraduate, entry-to-practice, and relevant post-graduate curricula.
The PEPA and IPEPA projects aim to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver a palliative approach to care through their participation in either clinical placements with specialist palliative care services or interactive workshops.
CareSearch is an online directory that consolidates palliative care knowledge for health professionals, people needing palliative care and their families, and for the general community. The education section provides options for health professionals, educators and managers, care workers and volunteers.
ACPA is a national program that encourages people to consider their values, beliefs and current and future healthcare goals. The ACPA learning program delivers a range of online courses, face-to-face workshops and webinars for all those interested in learning more about advance care planning.
Developed by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), the Palliative Care Online Training Portal offers free, non-clinical interactive training for carers, community and aged care workers, students, volunteers, family members and clinicians who want to build their skills in caring for someone with a life-limiting illness.
The caring@home project and its extension for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families aims to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery for all Australians by developing resources to support carers and families to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines for a person at home. caring@home resources are applicable Australia-wide for community service providers, health professionals and workers, and families/carers. Resources that support the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families will be developed after nationwide consultation. The project and its extension are funded by the Australian Government and conducted by a consortium led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative.
ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.
ELLC is a training program for medical practitioners and students, nurses, and allied health professionals about the law relating to end of life decision-making. ELLC’s online modules can help you improve your knowledge of end of life law and enhance your capacity to manage legal issues in end of life decision-making, leading to improved quality of care and practice.
EOLE offers free peer-reviewed online education modules on healthcare at the end of life in acute hospitals for nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. The content of the modules has been developed from the ACSQHC National End-of-life Consensus Statement.
Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), in partnership with Palliative Care South Australia has secured funding from the Federal Department of Health to co-develop a suite of tailored education and training materials to support cultural safety within palliative care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Education and training materials for the Gwandalan Project aim to support relationships between service providers, frontline staff and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities through cross-cultural education and the sharing of knowledge. This will be achieved through the provision of education and training to support increased capacity in those who care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during their palliative and end-of-life journey. The Gwandalan Project does not address clinical palliative care content but rather, supports the provision of culturally safe and responsive palliative care by upskilling frontline staff to contextualise care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and deliver services in a way which supports a good ‘finishing up’.
All LGBTIQ+ people should feel confident that they can access inclusive palliative care that is safe, respectful, and affirming.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, the national peak body for LGBTIQ+ health, is currently engaged in a three-year National Palliative Care Project that will build the capacity of the palliative care sector to provide culturally appropriate services to LGBTIQ+ communities.
The project will result in the development of e-learning modules.
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palliAGED is the palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged care sector. Providing support for health and care practitioners as well as resource developers, the website also provides trustworthy information for older Australians, their families and friends.
The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) aims to improve palliative care patient and carer outcomes.
QuoCCA aims to improve the palliative care provided to children through providing palliative care education to health professionals who care for children and young people with palliative and end-of-life care needs.
TEL is a resource that shows how to teach people with an intellectual disability about end-of-life issues. It is designed for disability support professionals, but is also helpful for families, health professionals and educators.
The Advance Project provides a practical, evidence-based toolkit of screening and assessment tools, and a training package, specifically designed to support Australian general practices to implement a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning and palliative care into everday practice.